Posted on December 31, 2018 by admin
Connecticut Water Company is proud to announce that it is helping to fund energy-conservation projects at the Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CCF) through the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program. The company’s donation of $2,500 will help fund energy efficiency upgrades to the Foundation’s Cultural and Operations Center in Old Saybrook.
Jane G. Ellis, President and Executive Director, shared, “Donations made through the Neighborhood Assistance Act help us to fulfill our mission. We are able to make energy efficiency improvements that will help lower our operating costs, which will make more dollars available to help cancer patients and their families. We are pleased that Connecticut Water is supporting our efforts through the Neighborhood Assistance Act.”
Maureen P. Westbrook, Vice President of Customer and Regulatory Affairs, noted, “Connecticut Water and its employees take pride in supporting organizations in our service communities and are pleased to be able to support the Connecticut Cancer Foundation’s efforts to use energy more efficiently so they can continue to assist cancer patients and their families who need financial and emotional assistance. Further, as many of us have been touched by cancer in some way, it is wonderful to see the role the Foundation is playing in the community.”
“I want to thank the Connecticut Water Company for their generous donation to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation and for its commitment and partnership to our community. The Foundation will certainly put those resources to good use for cancer patients and their families across the state,” said Representative Devin Carney of the 23rd District, who was on hand for the check presentation.
The Connecticut Cancer Foundation, formerly The Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer, was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, former Major League Baseball player and cancer survivor, to provide economic assistance and compassionate financial aid to cancer patients and their families in his home state.
Through the CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program, CCF is able to help Connecticut families requesting assistance through referrals from oncology social workers from hospitals, cancer treatment centers and hospices throughout the state. For the past 31 years, CCF has granted over $5 million to more than 6,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often follows a cancer diagnosis. In addition, the Foundation has donated over $2 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Learn more about the Connecticut Cancer Foundation at www.ctcancerfoundation.org
About Connecticut Water Company
Connecticut Water is a public water utility regulated by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, and it has more than 94,000 customers across the state. The company and its employees care deeply about the communities we are privileged to serve and are dedicated to being an integral part of those communities. We look for opportunities to partner with local organizations, such as the Killingworth Library, on energy-efficiency projects that benefit the environment and the community as a whole. For more information about Connecticut Water, visit www.ctwater.com or call 800-286-5700.